We were honored to be asked to participate in another case study by our amplifier partner LEA Professional -- this time for our installation at Barista Parlor, Indianapolis--a unique location inside the beautifully redeveloped historic Stutz Motor Company!
We use LEA amps almost exclusively on our installations. They are a central component of our HazeX Systems for boutique hospitality and home audio.
This case study perfectly articulates the benefits of LEA for our unique approach to engineering and systems design.
When Barista Parlor needed an audio system to match its unique method of entertainment — a record player — they chose LEA Professional to carry the tune. ☕
Let’s dive in!
Venue: Barista Parlor | Indiana & Tennessee Locations
Integrators: Hazelwood Laboratories
Audio Spaces: Dining Areas
Product Used: Connect Series 702 (2) One Each Location, Connect Series 354 (2) One Each Location
The Stutz is a world-renowned, reimagined factory that originally served as the headquarters for luxury car manufacturer, Stutz. Always favorable to the finest designs, The Stutz has become an adaptive reuse home for makers, artists, and small businesses, where all can embody the Stutz Motor Company’s legacy of hard work, artistry, and innovation.
Hazelwood turned to LEA Professional for the audio technology that fits the unique set of needs of Barista Parlor. Since Hazelwood performs lots of custom work, he looked for a solution that was flexible and that he could adapt to his own specific needs. LEA Professional has an open API where he could develop equipment around its platform, allowing Hazelwood to build a system that perfectly fits his and Barista Parlor’s needs.
“I worked with the LEA team directly, and they were extremely accommodating in answering my questions about development,” said Hazelwood. “They were just really supportive throughout the process, and I found LEA’s products to be amazing and effortless to use but still flexible for my needs. The adaptability truly pushes the LEA amplifiers ahead. No matter how specific my needs are, I know they’ll live up to the task.”
Hazelwood specified the Network Connect Series 702 and worked with the LEA Cloud to deliver impeccable quality that can be controlled from near or far. The CS702 is a 2-channel amplifier with 700 watts per channel. As part of the Connect Series, the world’s first Internet of Things- (IoT) enabled professional-grade amplifiers, the CS702 features the flexibility and power needed for this installation.
“The LEA Cloud service is a huge benefit to me and Barista Parlor. The fact that I can log in from here in Nashville and troubleshoot issues or make adjustments for them if they need, it’s game-changing,” said Hazelwood. “There’s very little that we can’t access remotely, and it saves our customer money in the long run because we don’t have to dispatch the local technician, or we don’t have to drive up there.”
Hazelwood has specified LEA Professional amplifiers in four Barista Parlor installations, including the CS702 in Indianapolis and Sylvan Supply in Nashville, as well as the CS354 in Hillsboro Village in Nashville and 500W in Louisville. The adaptability and accessibility of LEA Professional amplifiers have led Hazelwood to standardize on them in these past installations, with plans to continue using them in future projects.
“Barista Parlor is a wonderfully unique coffee chain that requires a sound system just as special. Our amplifiers allow each store to customize their audio experience however they need to, ensuring every song is heard beautifully from those record players,” said Scott Robins, VP of Sales at LEA Professional. “This installation reflects our goal to provide the perfect audio system for every customer, no matter their needs, and we hope every Barista Parlor customer enjoys how perfectly the music will pair with their cup of coffee.”